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17-Mile Drive at California
17-Mile Drive
Category: Attractions

Natural Family Attractions in Monterey, CA: Scenic 17-mile drive

Cruise past rocky cliffs, inviting beaches, and legendary golf courses on 17-Mile Drive. Widely considered to be one of the most beautiful drives in the world, this meandering coastal route runs alongside the celebrated Pebble Beach golf courses to Pacific Grove. Drive slow and stop for photos at landmarks like Carmel Bay, Cypress Point Lookout, The Lone Cypress, and Spanish Bay. With picnic spots, sandy beaches, and plenty of wildlife viewing, 17-Mile Drive is one of the most popular family attractions in Monterey, CA. Plan to spend a whole day exploring this special slice of California coastline.



  • Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
  • U.S. Open Championships
  • AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am


  • Coastal Scenery
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Golf
  • Picnics
  • Beaches


  • What is the most popular vista point on 17-Mile Drive?

    Known as the most photographed tree in America, The Lone Cypress is a true western icon and a beloved landmark. Perched on a rocky outcropping for over 250 years, it is one of California's most enduring landmarks. Find it between Cypress Point Golf Course and the Pebble Beach Golf Links.
  • Is 17-Mile Drive accessible with an RV?

    Yes it is. Just be sure to follow the red dotted line in the middle of the road, which delineates the 17-Mile Drive. This will prevent you from driving off the scenic route and into a smaller neighborhood, where it might be difficult to navigate in a larger vehicle like an RV. 

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